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Pearl Crescent Page Saver alternative

The problem in Firefox Since Firefox is labeling a slew of extensions as “legacy”, they are no longer allowing users to enable these “legacy” extensions. Here is a list of my legacy extensions in Firefox: Firefox disabled 11 of my 18 extensions One of my favorites was “Pearl Crescent Page Saver” This extension allows you […]

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Malware hiding in your Chrome extensions

Google regularly checks if any of your installed Chrome extensions contain malware. Today, Chrome disabled the “Bookmark Checker” extension because it contains malware. CRAP. I HAD THIS THING INSTALLED! Thankfully Google keeps on top of these things. Hopefully, Firefox and Safari does too. Three other people have tweeted about this “Bookmark Checker” extension having malware:

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Molly and Owen of General Electric move to ABB

General Electric makes a lot of stuff. Refrigerators, light bulbs, windpower turbines, trains, aircraft engines, weapons, and much much more. So much stuff that GE runs TV ads to explain who GE is. Cute ads featuring Molly, the Kid Who Never Stops Inventing and Owen the Programmer of Turbines. Now General Electric will be making one […]

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Stages of football through my life

[Warning to American football lovers, you may not like this blog post. Also, this post is about American football, not the football known in America as soccer] Growing up as a baseball fan, football was never really part of my life, until 2004 when I joined a fantasy football league. Through the years I grew […]

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Reply rate of the top 10 journalists on Twitter

Barkha Dutt of the Washington Post is the most-engaged top journalist on Twitter. 64% of the reporter’s tweets are at-replies. That’s how to use Twitter–as an engagement platform, not a broadcast platform. How do the other most-followed journalists on Twitter rate with their response level? Poynter published a list of the the most-followed journalists on Twitter: Anderson […]

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Links from July 2017

Twenty links this month. This is a collection of articles where I left a comment in July 2017 Work of the Week: Statue of a Ram | The Art Institute of Chicago And the palm trunk also serves to tickle the ram’s belly. Stored on: July 31, 2017 A slow modem is a pigeon – Spudart […]

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